Navigating Term Sheets for Investors is a program series for up-and-coming angel investors and VCs who want to want to navigate and negotiate term sheet conversations with much more confidence. In this course, you will gain a fundamental and necessary understanding of what's involved in term sheet negotiations and unpack how these terms impact you and the founder. Our term sheet negotiation philosophy: When founders win, we all win.

  • Articulate instruments to raise capital - convertible securities and equity financing.

  • Identify key events of the term sheet process.

  • Describe and define common legal terms within standard industry term sheets.

  • Evaluate deal terms benefits and outcomes.

Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • How to Use This Platform

    • Online Certificate Course Legal Waivers

    • Welcome to Navigating Term Sheets for Investors!

    • Meet Your Instructor

    • Say Hello & Download Your Workbook!

  • 2

    Chapter #1 Instruments to Raise Capital

    • Introduction

    • Quick Level Setting

    • Discover Convertible Securities

    • Discounts & Valuation Caps

    • Discover Equity Financing

    • (Optional) Vocabulary Review #1

    • End of Chapter Discussion

  • 3

    Chapter #2 Economic Terms

    • Valuation

    • Liquidation Preference

    • Anti Dilution & Pro Rata

    • Redemption Rights & Pay to Play

    • (Optional) Vocabulary Review #2

    • End of Chapter Discussion

  • 4

    Chapter #3 Control Terms

  • 5

    Chapter #4 Conclusion

    • Putting It All Together

    • End of Course Reflection

    • Post Online Course Survey

How It Works

Estimated Time Commitment: 4-6 hours

  • E-Learning

    Learn at your own pace. Course videos include value-packed lessons from 500 Global experts. These videos are designed to introduce key concepts and to solidify your foundational knowledge.

  • Develop Your Skills

    Apply your learning. Your downloadable course workbook will guide you through each lesson and include activities to apply the knowledge you’ve gained and questions to encourage reflection.

  • Certificate of Completion

    You've earned it. At the end of the course, you’ll have earned a skills-based online certificate from 500 Global that you can proudly display online. Go ahead, it's okay to be excited about all you've learned.

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Meet Your Instructor

Principal at 500 Global

Amit Bhatti

Amit is a Principal and former US corporate counsel at 500 Global, where he oversees investments from 500’s main funds. Prior to 500, Amit was an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he represented technology companies across all stages of their lifecycle from start-up to IPO, as well as a number of VC funds in making investments. Prior to Wilson Sonsini, Amit was an attorney at Arent Fox, where he represented clients in debt financing and M&A.


  • How long will I have access to the course?

    You will have immediate access to the online content when your purchase is made, and you will retain course access for 90 days.

  • Will I obtain a certificate?

    Yes, a certificate of completion will be awarded upon completion of the online course content and feedback survey.

  • What is the refund policy?

    Important: Course enrollment fees are non-refundable. By purchasing a VC Unlocked Online Certificate Course, I certify that I understand no portion of the course enrollment fees I pay to participate in the course will be refunded at any time and for any reason.